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Napoléon restoration trailer: a glimpse of a remastered masterpiece

Abel Gance’s Napoléon (1927) is coming to a cinema near you. I previewed the restoration earlier this month, and there will be more from Silent London on this in the coming weeks, but for now feast your eyes on the brand new trailer, and… 89 more words

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Napoléon for all: Abel Gance's epic film goes digital

What if all your silent cinema dreams came true? What if they found those missing reels of Greed, or a pristine print of 4 Devils… 1,125 more words

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34. Napoléon


April 7, 1927
Gaumont
Directed by Abel Gance

No, that’s not a picture of Napoleon Bonaparte. It’s Louis Antoine de Saint-Just. Let me explain.

This movie, running five hours long, relying heavily on French patriotism, and playing loose with history, was not easy to watch. 607 more words

1920s

BFI DVD AND BLU RAY RELEASES FOR AUTUMN 2016

NAPOLEON (U) 1927 FRANCE GANCE, ABEL
3-DISC BLU-RAY SET – £34.99 – due 21st November 2016
4-DISC DVD SET – due 21st November 2016

Marking a new chapter in the history of one of the world’s greatest films, the… 992 more words

French Cinema

J’accuse (Pathé, 1919)

J’accuse (Pathé, 1919)
Directed by Abel Gance
Starring Romuald Joubé

This isn’t a review, but I know I haven’t posted much recently (for various reasons neither here nor there) so I thought I’d just comment on something exciting to me. 723 more words

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I Am Belfast - "Community and society are inextricably linked in Belfast and this intimate connection is celebrated here..."

Mark Cousins, filmmaker, artist and writer, has leapt from the expansive, sprawling Gombrichian scale of The Story of Film to the personal and intimate I Am Belfast… 626 more words

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J'accuse (1938)

In 1919 French director Abel Gance released his anti-war epic ‘J’accuse’. Having fought in the early days of the conflict, before being declared medically unfit, he knew first-hand what it was like to have death picking at his seams. 945 more words